George Weigel reviews the newest baseball movie :
Now comes 42 , the long-awaited cinematic telling of the Jackie Robinson story, which I recently saw on a snowy April Sunday afternoon in the Twin Cities. I wouldnt call it a great movie (like, for example, The Kings Speech ), but its a very, very good movie, and an entirely plausible challenger to 61* as the best baseball movie ever made.
Also today, Rob Schwarzwalder laments the declining role of reason in contemporary debates :
Christian faith demands intellectual rigor and assumes rationality. Without reason, Christianity no longer represents what its founder asserted himself to be: the Truth. This kind of commitment to reason and truth should characterize our public debates, but increasingly it does not.